Monday, April 28, 2008

The first week!

Leala here:  Tomorrow will be one week since everyone made it home and it went fast!  I am soooo thankful to have had my mom out and Arielle out for the first week, it really helped with transition.  Joey and Mia are doing amazingly well considering that everything in their lives just radically changed!  They are back to a normal eating and sleeping routine.....minus the fact that Kaden has been waking up at 5:30 and then waking them up.  They are trying all kinds of new foods and doing very well with it.......usually better than Kaden!  They come to Tim and I and seem to really want our approval and attention!  Kaden is enjoying them but finding it difficult to share the toys and at times our attention.  There have been moments in the last week where we have continuous little fights that break out between Kaden and either Joey or Mia and I feel overwhelmed and want to cry and then there have been really sweet moments of the kids helping each other, holding hands, hugging and laughing that also make me want to cry!  Today, Joey realized that Arielle was going to be leaving and was crying.  Melody walked over to him and grabbed his hand and comforted him and stopped him from crying.  It was very sweet. 

Life definitely got busier but it is worth it and all of the kids are great!  There are soooooo many things to be thankful for and so many things that have gone way better than I expected!  Our days are becoming much more regimented for everyone's sanity and it is working pretty well.  The kids got shots (which Mia really hated) and I got stitches after cutting my finger with a bread knife while making dinner......when it squirted blood, Tim decided we should go to the E.R.  Thankfully Arielle and friends of ours were able to watch the kids!  Piper has been her same easy going, happy little self which I am really grateful for!  Kaden, Joey and Mia are currently sleeping in the same room until they get more settled.  Putting them to bed is really fun!  Bedtime usually involves story time, praying, singing some songs and then kissing them all good night!  

It was a crazy first week but it was a good week!


Cindi said...

a WEEK?!??
Wow! That did go by fast!! We are going to reach a year this summer....goes soooo quickly.
I can't wait to see your little ones again....with their parents!

Josh and Elizabeth said...

I still can't believe it's all done and they're home! I love this blog! We're hoping to make it to Colorado Springs and then Grand Junction, CO, to visit Bekah and Vince from Amani (now Josiah). Sure wish we could see your family someday. So glad things are going well in their adjustment, and yours too.